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Suing for the Misappropriation of Trade Secrets

Business and Commercial Disputes By Harvey Binnall PLLC - 2021/01/15 at 03:28pm

Work With a Skilled Alexandria Commercial Litigation Lawyer   Trade secrets form a critical part of many business’ intellectual property portfolios, from “secret recipes” in the food industry to un-patentable design processes in product manufacturing.  As such, the misappropriation (in other words, the “theft”) of those trade secrets can put a business in a vulnerable position — after all, much of its competitive advantage in the marketplace may be based on the trade secret. If you have a trade secret misappropriated by a competitor, then you may be entitled to sue and potentially stop the defendant from taking any further […]

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Universities May Choose Evidentiary Standards in Title IX Disputes

Title IX By Harvey Binnall PLLC - 2020/12/31 at 12:45pm

Let Our Experienced Title IX Attorney Help If you have been accused of sexual misconduct under Title IX, then you could be subject to a range of penalties: from academic suspension to expulsion, and more.  Not only could the process itself damage your reputation in your community, but depending on the outcome (and media coverage), you could find yourself at a significant disadvantage in the future when it comes to developing a successful professional and social life. The Title IX process generally disfavors the accused student, but in 2020, new guidelines have potentially made it easier for accused students to […]

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The Basics of a Defamation Claim

Business and Commercial Disputes By Harvey Binnall PLLC - 2020/12/17 at 12:41pm

Experienced Alexandria Business Dispute Attorney on Your Side If you or your business has been defamed by someone, then you could face serious professional and commercial repercussions.  Fortunately, the law entitles you to sue and recover damages for defamation. Defamation can be difficult to understand, so let’s take a brief look at how a defamation claim works at a basic level. How Does Defamation Work? To prove defamation, the plaintiff must show: That the defendant published a false statement; That the false statement was interpreted as factual; That the defendant negligently or intentionally made such publication; and That the plaintiff […]

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Understanding Arbitration at a Glance

Alternative Dispute Resolution By Harvey Binnall PLLC - 2020/12/01 at 12:37pm

Our Alexandria Business Litigation Attorney Can Help If you are involved in a business dispute — whether the dispute centers around a breach of contract issue or otherwise — then you may be subject to arbitration as opposed to standard litigation processes. Arbitration offers an alternative to litigation that is more informal than litigation (but more structured and formal than mediation), but it is not necessarily advantageous in all situations.  In cases where there is a significant resource differential between both parties or a significant difference in other power dynamics, arbitration could lead to undesirable results. To better understand, let’s […]

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